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Application Process

Be Prepared

Recommended High School Coursework

  • English - 4 years
  • Mathmatics - 4 years
  • Science - 3 years
  • Social Studies - 3 years
  • Foreign Languages - 3 years

Important Dates

Be sure to submit your application and required credentials to the Office of Admissions by the dates indicated.


Online Application

You will be asked to create a username and password when you begin the Online Application. You can stop and restart the online application as many times as needed but it will not be processed until we receive payment of the non-refundable $50 application fee. Once the application has been submitted successfully, you will receive a confimation number.

Application for In-State Tuition Rates

All applicants must submit the Application for In-State Tuition Rate, regardless of their current residence location, in order to receive consideration for financial aid.

Application Credentials

Be sure to review the application checklist to see the required credentials. Your application will not be reviewed until we have received all of the required credentials. Note: Students may submit their student activity resume, essay and requests for letters of recommendation through the online application.

After Applying

Checking Your Application Status

Students can check the status of their application through our online status check. From the admissions menu, students can view their status/application decision and check the dates that the office received their credentials. Note: Students who did not submit their social security number with their application, will need to contact the Office of Admissions at 757-683-3685 to log-in to the online status check.

Admission Decision Notification

Students will receive notification of their admissions decision via the mail or can find out by using the online status check. Decisions will be mailed to the address submitted on the application. If a student is accepted to Old Dominion University, the acceptance packet will include information regarding the enrollment steps. If a student elects to use the online status check, the decision will be posted in the "Application Status" section as soon as it is made.